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May
20
2015

SHOOT-OUT at the OK CORRAL

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        4 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

The town folk, startled, exchange glances. They know what it means. The gun slingers are coming. There’s no denying the impact. Even the creaky honkytonk piano in the Old Saloon cannot compete against the rapidly approaching wind storm, and falls strangely and abruptly silent. Mothers scoop up their children, and run for cover. Old men nervously finish their drinks. The bar tender quickly places a full whiskey bottle on the bar, double checks the cleanliness of the half dozen shot glasses, and then quickly retires to the far end of the long wooden bar. He pretends to busy himself polishing glass ware, but he too is listening. And waiting. [Read More...]



Tags: Helicopter EMS Moggy's Musings
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



May
20
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - May 2015

Posted by ScottSkola        0 Comments
ScottSkola

Couple quickies this month. May’s tips: ATA 62 Bell 206 series: String aligning M/R blades can be a bit tedious. One cheat to see the string better is to fabricate a couple stringing mirrors. You can use pieces from a broken mirror, or simply buy a couple small rectangular mirrors that will sit across the top of the M/R blade bolt. [Read More...]



Tags: Helicopter Maintenance ROTORwrench
Categories: categoryROTORwrench



May
20
2015

Hey Instructor…Why Do YOU Teach?

Posted by RandyRowles        5 Comments
RandyRowles

Without reservation, I can say that I have found my passion in life. I love teaching the art of helicopter flight. I don’t know when, where, or why my passion for sharing my love for helicopters developed, I only know that I enjoy it. Equally enjoyable is serving the FAA as a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). Do all instructors share this passion? If not, what motivates instructors in their vital role within our industry? [Read More...]



Tags: Helicopter Instructor CFI Helicopter Instructor CFII Randy Rowles Rotorcraft Checkride
Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



May
20
2015

The Dirty Dozen - May 2015 Issue

Posted by RandyMains        0 Comments
RandyMains

Maintenance engineers and mechanics have known about ‘The Dirty Dozen’ for years. They are the 12 most common human error preconditions or conditions that act as precursors to accidents or incidents for mechanics. [Read More...]



Tags: Helicopter Mechanics My Two Cents Randy Mains The Dirty Dozen
Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth